Coordinator of Campus Recreation for Facility Operations & Informal Recreation

Department of Campus Life

The Department of Campus Life at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Coordinator of Campus Recreation for Facility Operations & Informal Recreation position.

Posting Date: March 26, 2014

Review Date:  Review of applications will April 9, 2014 continue until the position is filled

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions staff, visit:

Date of Appointment: This is a full time, 10 month staff position appointment reporting to the Assistant Director of Campus Life. The employment obligation begins July 1, 2014 through December 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015 through May 31, 2015. Work hours will be 2:00pm to 11:00pm Monday through Friday and some weekend hours as needed. Start date for this year only is July 14, 2014.

Description of Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Campus Recreation for Facility Operations and Informal Recreation will supervise facility operations, informal recreation programs, and special events in all campus recreation facilities.  The Coordinator will oversee all front desk operations; administer building policies and procedures; coordinate facility reservation process; compile facility reports and participation counts; conduct monthly inspections of indoor and outdoor facilities; enforce informal recreation policies and mediate participant issues; recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned student staff; coordinate training sessions in CPR, First Aid, and customer service; assist with the coordination of College-wide special events; assist with all aspects of public relations for Campus Recreation programs; and participate in College, divisional, and department committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Earned Bachelor's degree; experience working in facility management/coordination of programs; experience overseeing events and supervising and training staff, excellent interpersonal, organizational and oral/written communication skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office and in Google Applications. 

Preferred Qualifications: Earned bachelor's degree in Recreation or related field, experience working in collegiate recreation facilities, coordination of collegiate recreation programs, policy development, marketing and promotion, and leadership development; and American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification and/or instructor or other CPR/AED certification.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, a copy of unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to: 

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Patrick Devendorf, Search Committee Chair

A background check will be conducted for finalists. Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department:  Campus Recreation is a unit in the Department of Campus Life, in the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.  The staff and students of Campus Recreation coordinate intramural sports and open recreation programs that provide students, faculty and staff with opportunities to participate in formal and informal activities designed to promote health and wellness. Available services include facility reservations and general assistance to sport clubs. Lee Hall, the campus recreation center, provides the following services and amenities: multi-purpose gymnasium, swimming pool, dance room, martial arts room, squash court, racquetball court, men's and women's locker rooms, sports equipment checkout, internet kiosks, and swim lessons. Other facilities managed by Campus Recreation include outdoor tennis courts, six general-purpose intramural fields, two softball fields, and an auxiliary gym.

Description of SUNY Oswego:  Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News America's Best Colleges in 2010 and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8300 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in business, teacher education, and the arts and sciences. The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to liberal arts and sciences foundations, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.  The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects are evidenced by Quest, a College-wide day spotlighting original student research, a Summer Scholars Program, which awards stipends to students engaged in independent research and creative work at the highest levels, and the Global Laboratory, a STEM based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. 

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity.  SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from professionals of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  In accordance with INS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States, per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing 

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